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Top Five Spider-Man “What If…?” Deaths

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

Everyone knows that Marvel’s What If…? comics are filled to the brim with death. It seems like whatever decision the heroes didn’t make would have led to their deaths at every turn. Like, if Spider-Man had cereal instead of a bagel for breakfast one day, the “What if…Spider-Man had a bagel?” story would somehow end with the world destroyed. So let’s celebrate that odd trend by spotlighting the top five Spider-Man “What If…?” deaths.

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Top Five Most 1990s Superheroes

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

Today’s CBR Managing Editor Albert Ching’s birthday, so I thought I’d do a special top five that I’m sure he’ll appreciate – who is the most 1990s superhero?

Eligibility requirements for being the “most 1990s” superhero are 1. Character must be created in the 1990s and 2. Character must have been a serious creation and not a parody of the 1990s style of character.

Factors taken into consideration on whether said character is “more” 1990s than another: Do they have a mullet? Do they wear a trenchcoat or a jacket of some other kind? Are they any kind of cyborg? Is their codename just two unrelated words mashed together? Do they have claws and/or swords? Is their codename a word spelled incorrectly? Do they have pouches of some kind on their costume? How about shoulder pads? Are they extreme? All of these play a role in determining the most 1990s superheroes.

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Top Five Times Thor Encountered Ragnarok

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With more and more info coming out about next year’s Thor: Ragnarok, I figured it would be fun to count down the top five times that Thor encountered Ragnarok (the so-called “Twilight of the God”) in the comics.

Enjoy!
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Top Five Wolverine/Jean Grey Moments

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The friendship/flirtation between Wolverine and Jean Grey was so strong that it made its way into multiple X-Men films. Here, we’ll look at the top five moments between the two. Note that I’m excluding the current “Jean Grey from the past” from the list, as she’s pretty much her own character. I’m mostly excluding alternate universe stories, but I make a couple of notable exceptions.

Enjoy!
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Top Five Age of Apocalypse Characters

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

The Age of Apocalypse was a famous X-Men crossover based on the somewhat basic principle of “What if Charles Xavier was killed years before he was able to form the X-Men? With the major ramifications being his friend, Magneto, formed the X-Men instead in honor of Xavier and the battle where Xavier died also woke Apocalypse up before the world had superheroes, so Apocalypse has conquered most of the world.” Therefore, since everyone grew up in a world conquered by Apocalypse, the characters were all drastically changed, personality-wise (some a lot more than others). Some of the end results were very cool characters. Here, then, are the top five Age of Apocalypse characters!
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Top Five What If…? Comics Where Everything Actually Turned Out Okay

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

Everyone knows that What If…? comics often end up with generally sad endings (like Spider-Man joins the Fantastic Four, but ultimately it leads to the Invisible Woman leaving the team to be with Namor or the Hulk having Bruce Banner’s intelligence that leads to the Thing ultimately becoming a mindless savage) or outright sad endings (lots of them end with pretty much the entire cast of the comic dead). But what about the ones with HAPPY endings? Check out the top five What If…? comics where everything actually turned out okay!
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Top Five Times Steve Rogers Retired His Captain America Identity

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

Next week sees the release of Steve Rogers: Captain America #1, celebrating Steve Rogers’ return to action as Captain America. Let’s take a look, then, at how this recent example of Steve retiring his Captain America identity and then returning as Captain America ranks among the other times that Steve has pulled this off!
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Top Five Continuity Conflicts from Marvel’s Civil War

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A major issue that happened with Marvel’s smash hit 2006 crossover is that the main series, written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steve McNiven and Dexter Vines, told one story while the tie-in books would often tell their own stories, which would often conflict with what the main series did. Here, then, are the top five most notable examples of continuity conflicts within Marvel’s Civil War crossover…
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Top Five Coolest Moments From Marvel’s Original Civil War Series

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

In anticipation of the release of the Captain America: Civil War film, I thought it’d be fun to look at the coolest moments from the comic book that inspired it, Marvel’s Civil War, by Mark Millar, Steve McNiven and Dexter Vines.
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Top Five What If…? Comics That Actually Came True!

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

Over the years, there have been many, many issues of What If…? by Marvel Comics. So many, in fact, that a number of them were bound to eventually happen in the “real” comics. Here, then, are the top five examples of that theme (there are SO many examples that there are tons and tons of honorable mentions, so this is a long one!).
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Top Five Vision Non-Superhero Outfits

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In a recent trailer for Captain America: Civil War, viewers were treated to the sight of the Vision rocking a V-neck sweater. That reminded me of how awesome it is to see the Vision sometimes wearing clothes other than his superhero outfit. Here, then, are the top five Vision non-superhero outfits.
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Top Five Justice League Battles

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The Justice League has had a number of great fights over the years. Here’s their top five battles.
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Top Five Justice League Origins

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In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we saw the origin of the DC Cinematic Universe version of the Justice League. I thought it would be fun, then, to look at the top five origins of the main Justice League team in the DC Universe (Pre-Crisis, Post-Crisis and New 52). So no spin-off teams, just the main team.

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Top Five Wolverine “What If…?” Deaths

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

Everyone knows that Marvel’s What If…? comics are filled to the brim with death. It seems like whatever decision the heroes didn’t make would have led to their deaths at every turn. Like, if Wolverine had a bagel instead of cereal for breakfast one day, the “What if…Wolverine had cereal?” story would have ended with all of the X-Men somehow dead. So let’s celebrate that odd trend by spotlighting the top five Wolverine “What If…?” deaths.

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Top Five Superman/Flash Races

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

Let’s look at the top five races between Superman and the Flash (Barry Allen)! I’m excluding Wally West because he only raced with Superman once and although it was an awesome story, Superman and Barry have had five races, so it just seems perfect, ya know?
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